Springfield Mayor Urging Community Help in Criminal Investigations

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Springfield - Police are looking for help from the community investigating two serious crimes that happened Wednesday and Thursday.  One involving a stabbing near south grand, the other, a shooting here in the 1100block of North 4th Street.

A big part of Mayor Jim Langfelder's philosophy on law enforcement has been implementing community policing, something he calls a two way street between police and the public.

"What you're trying to do with community policing is having activities within the neighborhoods where they feel comfortable in approaching the police and telling them what's going on and if there's any concerns.  That's what it's about.  It's not what the community for you, but what you can do for your community and by working with that philosophy your community can reach great lengths," said Langfelder.

If you, yourself, have information about these cases that you feel may be helpfully but are a little afraid to, police say you can make that tip anonymously by calling the police or contacting the Sangamon County Crime Stoppers.

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